The Mineral Processing Division has been carrying out R&D studies in the field of Mineral Benificiation since its inception in 1960.
Its Modern Mineral Processing Laboratory, Pilot Plant and Analytical Laboratory Complex establised at Nagpur with the assistance of United Nations Development Programme is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to carry out R&D studies in the field of mineral beneficiation, mineral characterisation, analysis of ores, minerals & ore dressing products as well as environmental samples. The Environmental Laboratory is recognised by Central Pollution Control Board & Maharashtra State Pollution Control Board.
The Bureau has created region wise facilities in mineral testing, beneficialtion & analysis of ores and ores by opening Regional Mineral Processing Laboratories and Pilot Plants at Ajmer and Bangalore which are also well equipped.
The R & D infrastructure of Mineral Processing Division consists of the following units :
1. Modern Mineral Processing Laboratory and Pilot Plant , Nagpur.
Ore Processing Laboratory for bench scale beneficiation studies.
Mineral beneficiation Pilot Plant having capacity ranging from 0.5 to 2 tonnes/ hour.
Chemical Analysis Laboratory.
Physical Characterisation Laboratory.
Environmental Analysis Laboratory.
2. Regional Mineral Processing Laboratory and Pilot Plant , Ajmer.
Ore Preocessing Laboratory and Pilot Plant.
Chemical Analysis Laboratory.
3. Regional Mineral Processing Laboratory and Pilot Plant , Bangalore.
Ore Preocessing Laboratory and pilot Plant.
Chemical Analysis Laboratory including fire assay.
IMPORTANT FACILITIES :
IBM has been conducting mineral beneficiation test work on a variety of ores and minerals and over 2200 investigations have been completed so far. The prime objective of the investigations is to develop the process, the know-how and flow sheet for beneficiation to obtain saleable products from low grade ores and mineral rejects.
Jaw, Roll, Reduction Cone Crushers.
Ball, Rod and Pebble Mills.
Jigs (Denver, Hartz)
Shaking Tables (Wilfley, Deister & Mozley)
Multi-gravity separator (MGS)
Centrifugal Concentrator (Knelson)
Floatex Density Separator
Dry magnetic separator ( Permroll, Improsys)
Disc high intensity dry magnetic separator
Cross belt high intensity magnetic separator
Induced Roll magnetic separator
Low intensity drum separator ( Sala & Dings)
Wet high intensity magnetic separator ( Eriez & Jones)
Ferrous Wheel (High gradient) magnetic separator
High gradient magnetic separator - Cryogenic (Carpco)
Laboratory Floatation Cells
Denver, Wemco, Outokumphu, Agitair
Pilot plant scale flotation cells
Denver and Dorr Oliver (different capacities)
Flotation columns (3 " dia)
Carpco Roll and Plate type electrostatic separator.
Surface area analyzer.
SCHEDULE OF CHARGES
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The Mineral Processing Division of IBM is carrying out R & D studies for development of beneficiation process flow-sheet / process know-how of low grade ores and minerals in Laboratory and Pilot Plant scale and to generate process data / parameters for design of commercial concentrators. The major sponsors of the investigation are public sector undertakings, central and state governments as well as many private mining companies and consultancy firms. Besides, substantial departmental promotional work is also carried out which are of prime importance from conservation of minerals and environmental aspects point of view.
Some of the significant work has been done in the field of mineral beneficiation for the following sponsors from the mineral industry / related institutions and organisations. Please click here for Salient Data of Mineral Processing investigations on Iron Ore.
CENTRAL & STATE AGENCIES
PUBLIC SECTOR UNDERTAKINGS
Andhra Pradesh Mining Corporation Ltd.
Bhilai Steel Plant
Fertilizers Corporation of India Ltd.
Gujarat Minerals Development Corporation
Hutti Gold Mines Ltd.
Hindustan Copper Ltd.
Madhya Pradesh State Mining Corporation Ltd.
Maharashtra State Mining Corporation Ltd.
Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd.
Manganese Ore India Ltd.
National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd.
Orissa Mining Corporation.
Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Ltd.
Rajasthan State Tungsten Development Corporation.
Sikkim Mining Corporation Ltd.
Uttar Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Ltd.
West Bengal Mineral Development Corporation Ltd.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT
Mineral Processing Division
2 nd Floor, Block 'B',Indira Bhavan, Civil Lines,
Telephone No. 91-712 - 2565024
Fax No. 91-712-2562631
email : codo[at]ibm[dot]gov[dot]in
Smt. Indira Ravindran Director (Ore Dressing)
Indian Bureau of Mines
2nd Floor, Indira Bhawan,
NAGPUR - 440001 (INDIA)
Phone:+91 712 2560041
Fax: +91 712 2565073
email : cg[at]ibm[dot]gov[dot]in